Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu was present at the airport to receive Modi. Ruiz Massieu was in New Delhi in March this year and in a meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, both leaders explored the possibility of taking bilateral relations to a higher level.
This is the first bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Mexico. Former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh had visited Mexico in 2012 to attend G20 Summit.
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PM Modi will hold bilateral talks with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto during which the issue of India's membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is expected to come up. Bilateral investments will be a major focus during the talks in Mexico. Two-way trade between India and Mexico stands at around $6 billion.
Within Asia, India is the largest importer of crude oil from Mexico. India's major exports to Mexico include pharmaceutical products and automobile parts. According to India's Ambassador to Mexico Muktesh Pardeshi, there are 50 Indian companies in Mexico which have created around 10,000 jobs.